YouTube can be a platform for success, and perhaps no one (well, except maybe Justin Bieber) knows that better than actress Felicia Day. In April, Day launched Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and premium YouTube channel dedicated to indie geek entertainment, and the sixth season of her web series The Guild will be released on Geek & Sundry soon, along with six new web shows.
Day’s been a staple on the web video scene for years, having co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time, Entertainment Weekly and People and won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and stars in the web series The Guild, which just finished its fifth season, partnered with Microsoft and Xbox Live. The Guild has won the YouTube, Yahoo, Streamy and SXSW Best Web Series Awards and was recently nominated for a PGA for best web series.
While shooting season six, Day let us follow her around to see what it’s like to be in her shoes. (Hint: It involves long days and a lot of caffeine.)